Olympus Mju Mini Digital

(Olympus Stylus Verve in the USA)

Review Date: February 7th 2005

Page 1
Introduction / Price
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Features
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Specifications
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Design
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

Specifications

Model

µ-mini DIGITAL

Type

Digital camera with 4.5cm/1.8 inch Hyper Crystal LCD monitor.

Colours

Jewellery Silver, Pure White, Cosmic Black, Crystal Blue, Velvet Red, Copper Orange

Image sensor

Image sensor

1/2.5 inch CCD with 4.23 million pixels.

Effective pixel number

4.0 million pixels. (The actual number of pixels used in image
processing.)

Filter array

Primary colour filter (RGB).

Media

Storage media type

Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).

Lens

 

Optical zoom

2x.

Structure

5 lenses in 3 groups, 3 aspherical lenses.

Focal length

5.8 – 11.6mm (equivalent to 35 – 70mm lens in 35mm format).

Maximum aperture

f3.5 (wide) / f4.9 (tele).

Digital zoom

1x – 4x (8x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).

LCD monitor

1.8 inch colour TFT LCD monitor with 134,000 pixels offering high contrast and 160° wide view angle.

Focusing

System

TTL autofocus with contrast detection.

Mode

Auto

iESP autofocus, spot autofocus, AF lock.

Working range

Standard mode

0.5m – infinity.

Macro mode

0.2m – infinity.

Super Macro mode

From as close as 8cm, shooting size 44.3 x 33.2mm.

Light metering

Mode

Digital ESP metering,
Spot metering.

Exposure

Exposure control

Programme AE.

Scene programmes (Portrait, Night Scene, Self Portrait, Self Portrait and Self Timer, Beach and Snow, Cuisine, Indoor, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Behind Glass, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks).

Shutter speed

1/2 – 1/1000 sec (night scene 4 sec).

Sensitivity

 

Auto

ISO 64 – 250 (500 for indoor and candle shooting).

 

Manual

ISO  64, 100,  200, 400

White balance

Mode

Auto

Full-auto TTL ESP.

Pre-set

Tungsten, overcast, sunlight, fluorescent light.

Flash

Built-in flash
(Built-in)

Modes

Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), red-eye reduction,
fill-in (forced activation), off (no flash).

Working range

0.2 to 2.0m (tele ) / 2.8m (wide).

Recycle time

Approx. 5 sec.

Guide Number

5.4.

Sequence shooting

Approx. 1.3 frames per second up to 7 images in SHQ mode.

Processing

Image processing

TruePic TURBO, pixel mapping, noise reduction.

Function shooting

2 in 1 function, panorama function.

Editing

Still image edit

Re-size, rotation, black & white, sepia, fisheye, softfocus.

Motion picture edit

Index.

Recording system

Still image

JPEG (DCF: “Design rule for Camera File system”), Exif 2.2 support, DPS, Print Image Matching II support, DPOF support.

Motion picture

QuickTime Motion JPEG®* with sound.

Voice recording

WAVE format.

Number of storable frames (approx., with 16MB xD-picture Card)

Still picture mode

2,272 x 1,704

SHQ: 5

2,272 x 1,704

HQ: 16

2,048 x 1,536

SQ1: 20

1,600 x 1,200

SQ2: 24

1,280 x 960

SQ2: 38

1,024 x 768

SQ2: 58

640 x 480

SQ2: 90

Motion picture mode

Up to memory card capacity (15 frames/sec.) With 16 MB xD-Picture Card this is approx.  41 sec. in HQ (320 x 240 pixels) 2 min 30 sec. in SQ (160 x 120 pixels).

Power supply

 

Rechargeable battery

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-30B.

 

AC Adapter

Optional AC adapter: D-7AC connected via power coupler. AC 100V – 240V, 50 – 60Hz; DC 4.8V.

Interface

DC input terminal via battery coupler,
USB and audio/video multi terminal.

Other features

DPOF setting

Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, date/time display.

Direct printing (DPS)

PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.

Multilingual menu

English / French / German / Spanish. Additional languages can be downloaded through OLYMPUS Master software from the Internet.

Weatherproof body

Camera is not damaged by water spray from any direction.

Self-timer

Yes.

Date/time/calendar system

Up to year 2099.

Size

Dimensions

95 x 55.5 x 27.5mm.

Weight

115g.

Box contents

Strap, 16 MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.0.


Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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